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R-Motorsport Waiting on Regs Decision for Le Mans Future

R-Motorsport boss ‘wants to see’ his team at Le Mans but waiting for decision on new regs…

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R-Motorsport team principal Dr. Florian Kamelger says he ‘wants to see’ his team racing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but is waiting for a decision on future top-class regulations before committing.

The Aston Martin-affiliated team is currently running a growing GT3 program alongside its debut in DTM but has plans to expand further in the coming years, according to Kamelger.

“I’ve been saying our ambitions are there to do many things in motorsport,” he told Sportscar365.

“I think motorsport is a great place to be for many reasons, including customer care, customer experience, special cars, hypercars, race cars, etc.

“Who knows? Right now, we are in GT3 and DTM. There are ambitions to do other things, it can happen and cannot happen.

“There are plans to go to different other series, it depends on the surroundings.”

The Swiss team has technical partnerships with Jota Sport and Arden, which run its sports car programs, and Vynamic, which is largely made up of former HWA staff who manage its DTM project.

Of the team’s ambitious plans elsewhere, a program that would allow it to race at Le Mans appears to be the most important.

“I want to be racing at Le Mans eventually,” Kamelger said.

“When that happens depends on very different things, including most foremost, the decision of the promoters on what is going to happen or what’s not.

“I think we all wait for a decision to be made in the near future by the ACO. I never made a secret out of the fact that I want to eventually see R-Motorsport racing in Le Mans.

“It is considered the biggest race in the world and to me, it is the biggest race in the world. It’s interesting to see what happens around the hypercar, GTP, or whatever. We’re ready.”

Kamelger wouldn’t comment on whether or not he’s been in talks with Aston Martin regarding a program that would put his team on the grid at Le Mans.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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